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On The Fly: Diana Taurasi Makes GQ's List Of 'Greatest Athletes Alive'

On The Fly: Diana Taurasi Makes GQ's List Of 'Greatest Athletes Alive'

Diana Taurasi was listed among GQ’s “Fifty Greatest Athletes Alive,” a provocative list that omits, for instance, Larry Bird and Joe Montana. “Inside the walls of GQ,” the magazine said, “we did what you’re about to: we argued, and argued, and argued.”

The definition at which GQ arrived: “Titles and honors and stats, yes, but also a pure physical dynamism — the creativity to reinvent your sport.” And on these terms Taurasi made the cut, given her wall of titles at UConn, in the WNBA, the Olympics and Russia.

And Taurasi, 35, took pride in her disdain for personal branding: “I gave a big middle finger to the brand...

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